Cosmic Consulting

Technical Info

Making a Web Site Browser Friendly

In order to have the broadest possible readership, many things were considered when designing this site. I established the following goals and technical criteria used to meet those goals. You might want to keep these in mind when designing your own site. Note that this site goes a bit overboard in its restrictions due to the nature of the business of the site. Many of the clients or prospective clients may not presently be using the state-of-the art computer systems and browsing software, and I do not want to alienate them.

The goals are

To accomplish these goals, the following criteria were used

To satisfy the above criteria, the HTML for the web pages was all hand coded, but to automate some of the production process, I used a combination of a text editor (usually emacs) and an HTML pre-processor (SHYPREC) I wrote in Perl.